Review: Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich from Burger King
You can usually tell when summer is coming when Burger King starts featuring barbecue sauce on their sandwiches. The latest from BK is the new Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich and for a limited time it’s a part of the 2 for $5 Mix & Match deal.Burger King describes their new Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich like this:
Our Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich features tender pulled pork in a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, topped with freshly cut onions, crunchy pickles, all served on a warm toasted hoagie bun.
The 2 for $5 deal is a decent fast food value which also includes the choices of the Original Chicken Sandwich, Big King, and Big Fish Sandwich. Buying the Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich alone cost me $3.69.We’re no strangers to Burger King and barbecue. Around this time last year the Extra Long BBQ Cheeseburger was available. There’s also the Rodeo Chicken Sandwich and the classic Rodeo Cheeseburger to consider… and let’s not forget the surprisingly good $1.00 BBQ Rib Sandwich and the pricier Rib Sandwich. Oh and I didn’t forget about you Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. I’ll stop the shout outs at six, but the point I’m making here is Burger King has offered a bunch of items with BBQ sauce. So the new Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich is definitely not a stretch into unfamiliar territory for BK. This isn’t a bad trend to continue with because the barbecue sauce Burger King uses is pretty good and if you can manage to not mess up the sauce, you’ve probably created a solid fast food sandwich. With all that said, the Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich still turned out to be the worst barbecue menu item I’ve ever had from BK.
I found the pulled pork to be mushy with the consistency of a pile of wet hair. There were very few chunky pieces and for the most part it was like a thick paste of pressed pork strings. The barbecue sauce couldn’t save this sandwich as it tasted mostly sweet with a hint of tanginess. There were no spicy or smoky qualities to the barbecue sauce like you get from the Rodeo products so the flavor is predominantly one-dimensional. The sauce was soaked into the pulled pork to the point where it was more like dried paint than a fresh saucy coat. I found the rings of raw onion to be a little less than crisp and fresh, but the pickles were decently crunchy in spots with a muted sour punch. The toasted hoagie sesame seed bun was pretty good, but I just wish BK would’ve put something worth eating inside it.Luckily there are other barbecue options on the BK menu that can help you with your fast food BBQ fix. The Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich from Burger King is this years YUMBO.
Pros: Bread and pickles were the best of a bad lot.
Cons: Offputting shredded pork consistency. Barbecue sauce was mostly sweet and lacked an overall complete flavor.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.75/10
Overall GrubGrade: 2.75/10
More Info: bk.com
Calories - 370
Fat - 8 grams
Saturated Fat - 2.5 grams
Cholesterol - 55 milligrams
Sodium - 1290 milligrams
Carbs - 55 grams
Sugar - 7 grams
Protein - 23 grams